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When I was in the clinic last year and while attending the Tuesday group sessions, we often spoke about boundaries, and, using DBT, ways to enforce those boundaries while maintaining self-respect. While I’ve become better at setting and stating my boundaries, the follow through doesn’t come as easily. I may do well for a while,Continue reading “Self-Respect & Boundaries”
Yesterday I met up with a friend from group. I hadn’t seen her since our last session in December last year. I wasn’t planning on seeing her again. She invited me for brunch, and I felt obligated to go after having turned down a couple of invitations from her earlier this year, so accepted. ThatContinue reading “My Boundaries Still a Work in Progress”
Over the past couple of years of learning about boundaries, I’ve learned that I can choose who and what I allow in my life. It’s been a liberating lesson, but also a difficult and sometimes heartbreaking one. Since Elizabeth and I broke up a few months ago, I’ve often wondered whether a friendship would workContinue reading “It Didn’t Work: Attachment Styles”
It’s time for a more positive post, because it’s not always just bad. About a month ago I told my mom that I feel like I haven’t achieved anything in my life. That I’ve just wasted my life, and have nothing to show for myself. I was feeling a little despondent about my web andContinue reading “Contemplating Achievement”
About a week or so ago, I came across a video on Facebook from an interview with Brené Brown. As usual, I was captivated by what she had to say. In this interview she talks about the importance of boundaries, and how empathy and compassion go hand in hand with having good boundaries, which isContinue reading “Boundaries”